Nestled in the peace and quiet of a luxuriant olive grove not far from Ostuni, Masseria Ulivo is a luxury villa with pool, full of rural charm. Enjoying al-fresco dining in one of the equipped patios, gazing out from the terraces across the countryside down to the sea, strolling in the gardens, relaxing in the comforts of a high-end property finished with great care: these invaluable assets make this villa emblematic of a luxury holiday in the most authentic Puglia.
The surrounding countryside, running along the road from Ostuni to Fasano, encompasses the most typical features of our Puglian landscape: hillocks covered with olive trees, whitewashed villages, drystone walls. The white sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic coast are only 10-minute drive away, stretching from Rosa Marina and Torre Santa Sabina up to the northern tip of Torre Canne – all localities where you can also try some very nice restaurants by the sea. While the beautiful Valle d’Itria with its famous trulli awaits you half-an-hour away.
The Masseria dates back to the second half of the XIX cent. (1860), has been recently restored and decorated with great attention to detail, in a way that, coupled with the quintessential landscape embracing it, brings about a truly charming atmosphere. Within the walls enclosing the proper villa apart from the olive grove, you can amble across various courtyard gardens, including a small lavender court, a vegetable garden and a citrus orchard. What a delight to taste freshly-picked fruits and veggies! Further on, past the citrus orchard, you get in the pool court, equipped with sunbeds and deckchairs, a shaded pergola with a kitchen corner for al-fresco dining, and a changing room with toilet and shower. On the front side of the house, the main door overlooks the entrance alley, and an outside stone staircase leads up to the upper floor, as well as to different furnished terraces where you can contemplate the olive groves as far as the eye can see. The house comprises two levels, with several French doors to reach the gardens. The interiors are exquisite, effortlessly bringing together classic, warm-hue pieces -as for example some vintage furniture- with contemporary, functional ones -as the stainless-steel design kitchen-; and featuring some beautiful authentic pieces the owners collected during their travels around the world.
Ground floor: bright living room with ample glass windows, modern design kitchen plus a second fully-equipped kitchen for daily use, dining area overlooking the outside furnished patios and the gardens, one double bedroom with en-suite shower-room, one twin bedroom with shower-room, one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub and one single bedroom with shower-room that is available only upon request for a kid/teenager or a nanny. The upper floor, reachable through both inside and outside stairs, hosts a suite, comprising: a central sitting room making way to one double bedroom, a studio, one shower-room, a smaller studio. From every such rooms you have an amazing view over the countryside, edged by the blue of the sea. Lastly, detached from the main body of the house, accessible from the garden, there is a third double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub, overlooking the citrus grove.
WhereaboutsBeaches: Rosa Marina, 7 km; Torre Canne, 12 km; Torre Pozzelle, 19 km
Closest town: Ostuni (“the white town”) 7 km
Supermarket: Famila in Ostuni, 7.5 km; grocery & dairy shop “Crovace” in Speziale, 8 km
Some nice restaurants: “Masseria Il Frantoio”, 1 km; “Osteria del tempo perso”, 7.5 km; “Il Cortiletto” in Speziale, 8 km
Pharmacy, ER and Hospital: Ostuni, 7 km
Golf club 18 holes: 20 km
Zoo and water park for kids: Fasano, 19 km
Cisternino: 16 km
Alberobello: 33 km
Martina Franca: 28 km
Locorotondo: 24 km
Monopoli: 34 km
Polignano a Mare: 42 km
Lecce: 84 km
Brindisi - airport: 45 km
Bari - airport: 95 km